1. thinkmexican:

    44th Chicano Park Day Celebration

    Organized by the Chicano Park Steering Committee

    The 44th annual Chicano Park Day celebration will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10 am to 5 pm in historic Chicano Park, located in the Barrio Logan community, south of downtown San Diego, under the San Diego-Coronado bridge. This family event is always free and open to the public. The theme for the 2014 celebration is “La Tierra Es De Quien La Trabaja: The Land Belongs To Those Who Work It.”

    Visitors to Chicano Park Day will experience traditional music and dance, including one of the most beautiful performances of Aztec Indigenous dance, coordinated by Danza Azteca Calpulli Mexihca. Other dance groups include ballet folklorico troupes, Ballet Folklorico Tierra, Flor y Canto and Ballet Folklorico Azquetzalli and danza Zapateado rebelde by Mujeres en Resistencia. The event will also include a blessing by Tim Red Bird and the Red Warriors.

    Live bands performing this year include Chocolate Revolution, Los Nativos, Sumatra, Big Quarters, Ruby Clouds, Trigger Nasty, Mariachi Imperial de San Diego, 2MX2, Project Unknown (Logan Teen Music Program), Back N Time, Radio La Chusma and Bill Caballero and friends. Speakers include Georgette Gomez of the Environmental Health Coalition and Rudy Gonzalez, son of the late Rodolfo ‘Corky’ Gonzales from the Crusade for Justice in Denver, Colorado and representatives from the Brown Berets de Aztlan, Amigos Car Club, Via International and the Chicano Park Steering Committee.

    In addition, there will be a display of classic lowrider cars organized by the Amigos Car Club, kids (all ages) art workshop and various informational booths. Food, arts and crafts vendors will be selling their specialties throughout Chicano Park.

    For more information, visit Chicano-Park.com and the Chicano Park Steering Committee Facebook page.


  2. philiplumbang:

    The full set. @ernestoyerena #deadrelatives

    CAM: Artists Philip Lumbang and Ernesto Yerena “Dead Relatives” print set collaboration. 8 Open Edition Signed prints 4x6 inches (postcard size) Screen Prints Signed by both artists

  3. saldamando:

    La Sandraswitchblade

    colored pencil, spray paint, glitter on paper


    Artist: Shizu Saldamando

  4. Chicano Batman - "Itotiani" Live at the Hobbyshop

    Chicano Batman plays the Hobbyshop Recording Studios on February 4th, 2011. Engineered by Andrew Murdock.
    Filmed by David Reich, Jimmy Fusil and Ben High.


  5. philiplumbang:

    #deadrelatives #huglife @ernestoyerena

    CAM:Eagle of the Dead" Signed and Numbered. 8x10 inches Edition of 150 Signed by both Artists: Philip Lumbang & Ernesto Yerena

  6. melaniecervantes:

    Large wire bound sketchbooks made by Eberhardt Press are available at www.justseeds.org. This one features our Viva La Mujer design. #dignidadrebelde


  7. crystal-celeste:

    Happy international women’s day! As a little girl, I studied faces and features from magazines and real life… I drew hundreds of people and knew that I wanted to always tell our story through the eyes of women. The struggles we face as indigenas and xicanas continues and art is so important in illustrating what we live. Soldaderas” woodcut on masa. Copyright 2009.

    Artist: Crystal Galindo

    (via crystal-celeste)


  8. ASCO and Friends: Exiled Portraits

    Triangle France
    1er étage des magasins - bureau 1X0 Friche la Belle de Mai
    41 rue Jobin
    13003 Marseille
    T: +33 (0)4 95 04 96 11 contact(at)trianglefrance.org www.trianglefrance.org
    Triangle France is supported by
    the city of Marseilles, Conseil Régional PACA, Conseil Général 13, la DRAC PACA, and Système Friche Théâtre.

    LA-Based artists group ASCO, in Marseille (South of France).
    The show will take place in an industrial venue dedicated to contemporary art : La Friche la Belle de Mai (old tobacco factory transformed into artists’ studios and exhibition venue).

    The show will open in March along with a solo show by young LA-based artist Erika Vog

    Triangle France, The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and Le Cartel are pleased to announce ASCO and Friends: Exiled Portraits, the first major exhibition in France of works by the artist group ASCO, active in Los Angeles from 1972 to 1987. As a multi-disciplinary group who came of age during the Chicano movement, ASCO employed performance, photography, film, urban intervention and public art to respond to the social and political inequities that surrounded them. Throughout ASCO’s diverse practice, the concept of portraiture functioned in a counter-intuitive way, to simultaneously reject systems of erasure and to interject constructed images documenting an exiled, invisible group. Centering on works produced by the core founding members Harry Gamboa Jr, Gronk, Willie F. Herrón III, and Patssi Valdez, this exhibition looks at Asco’s conceptual and experimental works within the context of portraiture, community and social exile by exploring visual dialogues between the group and other artists of the same generation and locale, including Cyclona, Oscar Castillo, Jerry Dreva, John Valadez and Ricardo Valverde.
    In reaction to the absence of imagery of Chicanos in the collective media, ASCO appropriated cinematic strategies and crafted alternate narratives through self- documentation. These staged and constructed images are ironic to the extent that they put something new into circulation and public discourse, but they do so from the margins of an increasingly global media culture. Their works do not claim a neutral space from which the artists can proclaim a greater authenticity, reclaim lost traditions or engage in heroic depictions of an oppressed yet defiant people. Instead their images index a mythology of self within an unequal set of power relations. While that irony expresses itself differently among the artists in the group and the friends they collaborated with, in all cases the artists understand that they are documenting something that cannot be documented: the politics and the poetics of erasure.
    ASCO made use of both public and private portraits to build occluded narratives in their work. The artists imagined the city itself as a backdrop for documenting themselves and as terrain for street performances, often conflating these notions. In works such as Patssi Valdez
    with Self-Portrait (1972) by Harry Gamboa, Jr., Valdez is at once the sitter, performer, author and subject of the self-portrait painting next to her. Set on the street against a graffiti-covered wall, this photograph brings forward several levels of representation and complex interplay in one image. Similarly, interior portraits by ASCO and their friends depict “intimate” scenes in both authentic and inauthentic portrayals, thus signaling the private space as a location where certain kinds of social images are staged but at varying levels of disclosure. For example, NO MOVIE Six Chapters, (1978) by Gronk is suggestive of both a B-film narrative and early male “physique” photography, and touches on issues of gender and sexuality, while Ricardo Valverde’s nudes question the orthodoxy of staged family portraiture.
    In the realm of ASCO’s performances, portraiture factored as a mechanism for constructing the self in fotonovelas, and in public events such as fashion shows and award ceremonies that referenced celebrity culture. With an emphasis on conceptual narratives, the group’s charge derives from the affect associated with Hollywood film genres and how that industry blurs the distinction between production culture, publicity, and on-screen performance. Within these works, ASCO interposes an often absurdist self-portrait within the context of cinema and mass media, from which they felt excluded, while keeping the limits of these concepts flexible.
    The works in ASCO and Friends: Exiled Portraits look at questions of presence and absence within the collective’s production and associated artist friends. Notions of the ephemeral in ASCO’s practice, including concepts such as rumor, innuendo, and gossip, often supplant factuality in the photo documentation of their work. In that sense, they provide visible evidence of events, but often function as more of a provocation than an absolute or empirical truth. Through the visual dialogs created between their works and that of their friends, a larger depiction of the erasure of image and displacement of portraiture emerges from the context of the moment in which the works were made.
    Curators :
    Céline Kopp, Chon Noriega and Pilar Tompkins Rivas.


  9. CHICANO ART MOVEMENT attends: ‘A Tribute To Emigdio Vasquez’, From the Artists of OCLAN (Orange County Latino Artist Network) opening reception 2014

    On Saturday, March 1st, 2014 I attended the opening reception to 'A Tribute To Emigdio Vasquez', From the Artists of OCLAN (Orange County Latino Artist Network) at the Orange County Center For Contemporary Art (OCCCA) in the city of Santa Ana, California. Which will run March 1st-29th 2014.

    Emigdio Vasquez - (Left) “Hard Times” 36x46 1973 (Right) “Felix Camp” 30x36 1974

    The opening reception took place during the monthly Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk and my focus was on attending the exhibition at OCCCA to view the wonderful artworks by the Latino artists who were participating. Especially Mr. Emigdio Vasquez's artworks that were accumulated for his tribute. Previous to this showcase I had only been able to view his works individually in group shows and examine the murals he has created in the city of Orange, California. So partaking in this exhibit was a priority for me to survey the artist work. Walking into the gallery I first came upon two large majestic artworks by Emigdio. “Hard Times" from his Street Scenes series and "Felix Camp" from the Workers series. Which were impressive pieces to be received in with at the Orange County Center For Contemporary Art (OCCCA) space.
    Emigdio Vasquez - “A Sunday Afternoon at the Harmony Park” 20x35 1999

    Once in the main gallery at OCCCA I took notice that the weekends precipitation did not keep away people for the 'A Tribute To Emigdio Vasquez' exhibition. Which was healthily attended by supporters of the Chicano masters contributions to the movement. The exhibit did not just consist of Emigdio Vasquez's artworks, other participating exhibiting artists were:
    Jess Valenzuela, Abram Moya Jr, Matthew Barrios Southgate, Jose Lozano, Ben Valenzuela, Henry Godines, Rosemary V Tuthill, Gregg Stone, and Guillermo Avalos. Reception festivities included a live performance by the band Manos De Fuego, they covered some classic Santana tunes while I was in attendance and kept the atmosphere upbeat.
    Jose Lozano - “The Red Balloon Lounge” 2013

    It was also terrific to see my friend Jose Lozano’s artworks that were included in the show, and artist Henry Godines' fascinating, “5:30 PM Going Home" an Oil on masonite painting which had drawn me in with its surreal qualities. I contemplated on its subject matter and his attention to detail for sometime. Prior to leaving I even made a return trip to that specific artwork to bask in Mr. Godines' panel for another moment.
    Henry Godines - “5:30 PM Going Home” Oil on masonite panel 20x28 inches

    The main gallery at OCCCA housed the majority of Mr. Emigdio Vazquez's artworks in the exhibition. Recollecting, all the works in the A Tribute To Emigdio Vasquez were original paintings, from his many different series he has created through the decades as a professional artist. Walking through the exhibit each of Mr. Vasquez's paintings became more engaging and as a whole narrated a much broader account of his lifes work. My favored Emigdio Vasquez's artworks in the tribute exhibition had to be, “A Sunday Afternoon at the Harmony Park”, in which the artist has depicted the Pachuco culture in celebration, and “Operation Gate Keeper”, where he presents one of the many obstacles the undocumented face while in search of financial stability. In addition, both were prime examples of the artist signature style.
    Photo of Manos De Fuego live performance at ‘A Tribute To Emigdio Vasquez’, Orange County Center For Contemporary Art

    I would like to thank artists Emigdio Vasquez, Rosemary Vasquez-Tuthill, Jose Lozano, Henry Godines and Stephen Anderson, Executive Director at Orange County Center For Contemporary Art (OCCCA) for the opportunity to share artwork in the exhibition.

    For more information on 'A Tribute To Emigdio Vasquez', exhibition visit: www.occca.org
    Emigdio Vasquez - “Operation Gate Keeper” 22x55 1994

    More images visit: CHICANO ART MOVEMENT/Facebook page


  10. chicanobatman:

    March residency at the Continental Room in Fullerton! More info here: http://www.facebook.com/events/1424517237793460/


  11. blackcontemporaryart:

    Christina FernandezLavenderia #1, 2002, Chromogenic development print mounted on Sintra, 30 x 40”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ralph M. Parsons Fund, © Christina Fernandez, Photo courtesy of Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica.


  12. philiplumbang:

    Signing #deadrealitive prints with @ernestoyerena. 2,200 prints to sign. #letsdothis

    CAM: Artists Philip Lumbang and Ernesto Yerena “Dead Relatives” print set collaboration.